Monthly Archives: September 2018

CSJAD Monthly Edition of ‘The New Road’ newsletter – September 2018

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Dear Colleague:

See attachment for CSJAD monthly edition of ‘The New Road’ newsletter. Kindly, read and share with relatives, friends and co-workers. I also invite you to submit articles for publication and or personal/family/organization information of upcoming events, anniversaries, graduation etc.

All in the struggle for a more peaceful and egalitarian Guyana

Be good!

Tony Jones
Executive Director

Centre for Social Justice and Development Inc. (CSJAD)

Chairman- National Unity Commission

Organized and Responsible Citizen Power works – By Dave Martins

Organized and Responsible Citizen Power works

 – By Dave Martins

It is sometimes the case with the international events surrounding us that an occurrence in a distant country can have relevance for us, in completely separate matters, in our homeland. This week, we had a classic, indeed startling, example in the furor raging in the USA over the nomination of a judge for that country’s Supreme Court when accusations of sexual dalliance by the candidate, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, were raised by Dr. Christine Ford, which she says occurred when she and Kavanaugh, were both teenagers in school.

With the judge stoutly denying the accusation, the matter came before the Senate and, as various Senators spoke on the matter, a vexing issue that arose from various contentious points, was the call from Dr. Ford, and others, to have an FBI background check done on the issue.  This suggestion was dismissed by the Senate body and also ruled out as “this is not what the FBI does” by President Donald Trump.     Continue reading

Linden Fund USA – 2018 AGM Agenda – NY – October 6. 2018

Dear LFU members & supporters,

DOWNLOAD : Linden Fund USA – Agenda 2018 AGM – October 6. 2018

CARICOM officials discuss free movement of skills within the region

Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Commissiong and local officials joined a video conference at the ministry of foreign affairs and foreign trade to discuss the free movement of skills and the facilitation of travel for CARICOM nationals. (C. Lashley/BGIS)
By Cathy Lashley  – 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbadian and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials met on Thursday via video conference to see how best to look at the free movement of skills, and the facilitation of travel for CARICOM nationals.

The video conference link-up was held at the ministry of foreign affairs and foreign trade and was a follow-up on initiatives taken by CARICOM heads of government.            Continue reading

The Confirmation of Trumpism – Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

The Confirmation of Trumpism

The accusations against Brett Kavanaugh—and his angry, defiant response—have made him a fitting champion for the party of Trump.

Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

On a Friday evening in 1991, Clarence Thomas’ nomination was in trouble. Anita Hill’s sober, matter-of-fact demeanor during her testimony that Thomas had sexually harassed her during their time at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had been inconsistent with the conservative campaign to paint her as an emotionally unstable, and perhaps romantically spurned, liar. Now it was Thomas’s turn to respond.

In Strange Justice, their chronicle of the battle over Thomas’ nomination, Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer wrote that Thomas paced back and forth in the office of his benefactor, Senator John Danforth. He told Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah that he didn’t believe he was going to make it. “Yes, you are,” Hatch told Thomas, “but it’s going to be close.”     Continue reading

The truth is that Trump has a point about globalization – By Larry Elliott – The Guardian

The truth is that Trump has a point about globalisation

By Larry Elliott – Wed 26 Sep 2018  – The Guardian

The president’s belief that the nation state can cure economic ills is not without merit

Photo:  ‘The stupendous growth posted by China over 40 years has been the result of doing the opposite of what the globalisation textbooks recommend.’ AFP/Getty Images

Once every three years the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank hold their annual meetings out of town. Instead of schlepping over to Washington, the gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors is hosted by a member state. Ever since the 2000 meeting in Prague was besieged by anti-globalisation rioters, the away fixtures have tended to be held in places that are hard to get to or where the regime tends to take a dim view of protest: Singapore, Turkey, Peru.     Continue reading

News Americas : TOP HEADLINES FOR September 27, 2018

TOP HEADLINES FOR Sept. 27, 2018


Saying we believe before using the moral sieve – By Yvonne Sam

Saying we believe before using the moral sieve

By Yvonne Sam

Seeing that sexual abuse lies in the eyes of the beholder, only evidence that meets civil standards of proof can fairly decide what took place.

Recently while dining out, Senator Ted Cruz and his wife were unexpectedly confronted by a group of anti-racism activists, who

aggressively questioned the senator on whether or not he believed the three-decade-old sexual abuse allegations against , Judge Brett Kavanaugh, After being asked by one of the protesters, whether the senator believed survivors, the group then commenced singing in increasingly obstreperous tones, forcing the senator and his wife to hastily exit the restaurant.        Continue reading

Russian foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname; Bouterse and Granger to meet in December

Photo: (L-R) Guyana President David Granger (seated) with Foreign Ministers Carl Greenidge (Guyana) and Yildiz Pollack-Beighle (Suriname) in Jeddah

Russian foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname; Bouterse and Granger to meet in December

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor – 

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will make his first visit to Guyana and Suriname, and the president of Guyana, David Granger, will also visit Paramaribo in December for talks with his Suriname counterpart, President Desi Bouterse.      Continue reading

India top court upholds world’s largest biometric scheme – named Aadhaar

  • 26 September 2018 – BBC NEWS
An Indian woman poses with new 2000 rupee notes, her Aadhaar ID card and a finger inked with indelible ink after exchanging withdrawn 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes at a bank in Chennai on November 17, 2016GETTY IMAGES
Image caption – Indians will need the identity number to receive benefits from more than 500 welfare schemes

Aadhaar: India top court upholds world’s largest biometric scheme

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s controversial biometric identity scheme is constitutional and does not violate the right to privacy.

However the court limited the scope of the Aadhaar scheme, saying it could not be compulsory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions.

The world’s largest biometric ID database covers welfare and tax payments and access to social services.

More than a billion Indians have already been enrolled.


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